In the tradition of ‘Killer Whale vs Seal‘, ‘Lion vs Buffalo vs Crocodile‘, ‘Shark vs Octopus‘, ’Leopard vs Porcupine‘, ‘Hornets vs Honey bees‘, ’Salmon vs Grizzly Bear‘, ‘Hippopotamus vs Crocodile’, ‘Polar Bear vs Walrus Colony’, ‘Giraffe vs Giraffe‘, ‘Caterpillar vs Frog‘, ‘Frog vs Poison Newt’, ‘Rubber bands vs Water Melon’, ‘Sarcastic fringehead vs Sarcastic fringehead’, and ‘Jaguar vs Crocodile‘, here is Snake vs Crocodile:
An enormous water python has devoured a metre-long fresh water crocodile following an epic duel!
The fight began in the water – the crocodile was trying to hold its head out of the water at one time, and the snake was constricting it. After the crocodile had died, the snake uncoiled itself, came around to the front, and started to eat the crocodile, face-first.
NASA has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a “bonanza” of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope’s planet-hunting mission.
A new method for verifying potential planets led to the volume of new discoveries from Kepler, which aims to help humans search for other worlds that may be like Earth.
The 715 newly verified planets are orbiting 305 different stars.
The latest announcement brings the number of known planets to between 1500 and 1800, depending on which of the five main extra-solar planet-discovery catalogues is used. Learn more here.
All our brains are wired in much the same way — and it requires quite a few steps to remember anything at all.
Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible — a feat that requires the entire brain.
If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible?
The incredible common potoo isn’t much to look at — so much so that you’ll struggle to see it at all! In a bold display of camouflage and mimicry, this bird pretends to be a broken tree branch. To do so, it poses absolutely still, bravely evading predators in plain view of them.
What are the effect of video games on our brains? Well, first off, there’s a big difference between a few rounds of Super Mario Bros. after your homework is done, and staying up all night and all day eating Cheetos and sinking deeper into the world of gaming. The latest research shows that moderate gaming has beneficial effects that target specific areas of the brain, as AsapSCIENCE explains. To get the full effect, you also have to get enough physical exercise, social connections, and education -in other words, a well-rounded life. Once you have your priorities in order, enjoy those games!